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Why do Japanese Eat Poisonous Puffer Fish?

That’s because they are bland and have a nice and sweet taste to it. As you know, puffer fish have nerve toxins called tetrodotoxin in their livers and ovaries. If you eat the poisonous part, you will develop symptoms of poisoning such as numbness and vomit, and in some cases, death.

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Why is There No 4th Floor in Japan?

That’s because the number “4” is associated with death. The number “4” is pronounced as “yon” or “shi”. “死” , the kanji for death, is also pronounced as “shi”. Because “死” and “4” have the same pronunciation, the number “4” is considered as bad luck.